Media for Development International seeks to promote development through communication, by providing socially conscious programming to Tanzania and Africa at large. We produce film, video, television, radio serials and music, in Tanzania, for Tanzania, by Tanzanians.
MFDITZ works closely with development agencies, schools, hospitals, faith based organizations, the government and other institutions by providing them with comprehensive and engaging educational tools to use in the field.
Our multiple award-winning films, including Consequences, Neria, More Time, Everyone’s Child, Yellow Card and Chumo, are among the most widely seen and used films across Africa.
MFDI Tanzania’s new film, Chumo has premiered and is now available for purchase through STEPS Entertainment! The official launch occurred over two days, with a private screening for partners, cast and crew at Movenpick Hotel and a public screening at Biafra grounds in Dar es Salaam, where more than five thousand people watched the film- twice!...Read More
This PSA was produced in 2010 for Family Health International (FHI), and intended to provoke dialogue around the issue of gender based violence in Tanzania. The script was developed by FHI and MFDI. The PSA presents a very common situation in Tanzania, with a not so common but desired ending.
Chumo is getting around! We've been seeing Chumo posters and DVDs on the streets of Dar es Salaam and now know that the film has crossed the waters to Zanzibar.
This weekend, while in Zanzibar for the Zanzibar International Film Festival, we came across a DVD shop with a Chumo poster taped onto the sales desk. We asked the salesman how much he is charging for a DVD and he replied that he only makes copies. For an original we'd have to go to Steps Entertainment at Market Street!...Read More
Music and lyrics are perfectly matched in this thought-provoking music video compilation of popular Tanzanian artists. With themes ranging from parentchild communication to stigma, each of the eight music videos is carefully designed to highlight important issues surrounding HIV/AIDS. Contemporary Tanzanian artists include Banana Zorro, Lady Jaydee, Mzee Yusuph, Enika, Flora Mbasha, Bitchuka, Paul Ndunguru and Carola Kinasha. Watch a selection of music videos below....Read More
MFDITZ was in Zanzibar this weekend for the Zanzibar International Film Festival, where Chumo director, Jordan Riber, took the Industry Award for Best Director and Jokate Mwegelo, who plays Amina in the film, won the Industry Award for Best Actress. Congratulations Jordan and Jokate!
Chumo has already taken part in the Pan-African Film Festival in Los Angeles, and the NW Projections Film Festival in Bellingham, WA, where it won the Golden Hamster for Best Narrative Short and Best of Projections (best film). Next month Chumo goes to South Africa for the Durban International Film Festival....Read More